5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities: Federal Investments in Resiliency Needed in the Face of Extreme Weather

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities: Federal Investments in Resiliency Needed in the Face of Extreme Weather. Center for American Progress. Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss. January 23, 2014.

Weather events have been dominating the news recently thanks to the “polar vortex” that caused record cold temperatures across the nation. But just a few months ago, the news was filled with other events: record rain and flooding in Colorado; destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma; widespread drought in the Southwest; and the sluggish recovery from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey. Unlike the record cold, however, these extreme weather events are becoming more commonplace. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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